India has a large history to tell about itself after independent till now. Here are some interesting and strange facts related to India.
=> India got independence from the British rule on 15th of August in 1947.
=> India got freedom after so many of struggle in 1947 in the midnight.
=> First National flag was hoisted first on August 7, 1906, at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta. The flag was formed of horizontal strips of red, yellow and green. The red strip at the top had eight white lotuses designed on it in a row. The green strip had a white sun on the left and a white moon and star on the right.
=> First Independence Day of India was celebrated on 15th August 1947 by hoisting the tricoloured flag.
=> India has never criticized any other country in the last 100000 years of history.
=> The name `India’ is obtained from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the first residents of India
=> The Sanskrit name for India is Bharat Ganarajya. That is the reason why it is also called Bharat.
=> The current flag has a total number of three colors in it. The top strip saffron stands for bravery and tribute; the middle portion white for peace, truth, purity and green for faith, fertility, and dignity. The Ashok Chakra at the center of the flag — justifiable.
=> Gandhiji suggested the insertion of a white strip to represent the remaining inhabitants of India and the spinning wheel to symbolize progress of our Nation.
=> It is said that the first version of the modern national flag was created by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921.
=> Indian rupee in 1947 was similar to Re 1 = $1 and currently 61.43/dollar.